Together We Make a Difference!
As you know, there is a projected $79 million school budget shortfall in Cobb County for 2015. We encourage you to learn about this serious issue and how you can make a difference.
Standing Room Only at the ECCC PTA Panel Discussion on the Budget Shortfall
Please join us in thanking Dr. Hinojosa, Mr. Randy Scamihorn, Mr. Scott Sweeney, Mr. David Banks, and the over 100 attendees at the ECCC PTA School Budget Panel on December 4. Special thanks to East Side Elementary for hosting.
Thank you for spreading the word about the budget crisis. Here is an outstanding slide show of the ECCC PTA School Budget Panel Discussion to share with your membership. ECCC PTA School Budget Panel Slideshow. Want more information? Here is the Cobb County School District (CCSD) Budget Video. CCSD Budget Video. See the Legislation Committee page for ideas on how PTA’s and parents can take action.
Join the Face it Cobb and Empower Ed “Stop Funding Our Schools on Shoestring Budgets Campaign Launch”
Thursday, December 12, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, Infomart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, SE.
Panel members include Claire Suggs, Senior Education Policy Analyst, GBPI; Hilda Wilkins, Retired Principal, Hightower Trail Middle School; and Matt Jones, Empower Ed Co-Founder and President, EmpowerEd Georgia; and Meghan Ritchie, Co-Founder, Face It Cobb.
Good News! The Reflections Winners Are In!! We are proud of all of our East Cobb students who participated in the Reflections competition. See this list to celebrate the talented students from your schools. ECCC PTA Reflections Winners.
The ECCC PTA is here to help you be successful in serving your school community. Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions, comments, feedback, etc.
Stephanie Daniels & Anita Hagins Jones
ECCC PTA Co-Presidents 2013-14
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and;
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the Nation.
PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community—Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively—Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success—Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power—Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community—Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.